Marc Rzepczynski notched eight consecutive outs by strikeouts Monday leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-5 victory over the New York Yankees. The loss kept New York’s magic number to clinch a playoff spot at 1. The Jays left-hander tallied nine Ks and surrendered two runs in five solid innings. Rzepczynski managed his strikeout feat crossed four innings: He began by K’d Alex Rodriguez to end the first. Robinson Cano fanned to start the second and, after two Yanks hits, Rzepczynski struck out Curtis Granderson and Francisco Cervelli. Rzepczynski struck out the side in the third, setting down Derek Jeter, Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira, and fanned A-Rod again to open the fourth. Interestingly, the first seven Yankees strikeout victims all went down swinging.
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